Right now is a time of contemplation for the “we’ve always done it this way” business models. In every industry, the old ways are crumbling as new ideas mesh with technology, filling demand gaps in industries and redistributing market share. Aside from the commonly referenced transportation and hospitality markets, it is the making of entertainment content that will see a tidal wave of change in the coming years.
The company causing this butterfly effect: Netflix.
“Entertainment and technology are continuing to transform each other as they have been doing for over 100 years,” said Reed Hastings this past January during his CES keynote.
Today, Twitter and other social media sites were in a flurry of inspiring and educational posts in support of #InternationalWomensDay, in conjunction with Women’s History Month. One such Tweet and video came from Microsoft, asking young girls to name off inventors. They spouted off the men they read and learned about in school and in books. Da Vinci, Edison, Einstein, Graham and Tesla all rolled off their tongues. When asked about women inventors, the girls were not able to name a one, “In school it was always a male inventor. I just realized that,” said one student.
Starz DENVER Film Festival 2007 Preview & Picks
Art imitating life.
It’s a saying that has proven to be true time and time again, and you’ll see it in all the faceted reflections of our lives, past and present when you view the extensive line of up 178 films, which will make it to screens during the 11 day Starz Denver Film Festival.
From the move the war coverage has made from television to film, the intricate animation productions, romance and brilliant comedy, to women who are beating the odds and changing the political landscape, and documentaries that provide a new way to see and know the world around us. In a nutshell, there’s something for everyone.